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coronary microvascular dysfunction

Hulya Yalçin, Ines Valenta, Fatih Yalçin, Celia Corona-Villalobos, Nestor Vasquez, Joshua Ra, Nagehan Kucukler, Abdel Tahari, Iraklis Pozios, Yun Zhou, Martin Pomper, Theodore P Abraham, Thomas H Schindler, M Roselle Abraham
Vasodilator-induced transient left ventricular (LV) cavity dilation by positron emission tomography (PET) is common in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HC). Because most patients with PET-LV cavity dilation lack obstructive epicardial coronary artery disease, we hypothesized that vasodilator-induced subendocardial hypoperfusion resulting from microvascular dysfunction underlies this result. To test this hypothesis, we quantified myocardial blood flow (MBF) (subepicardial, subendocardial, and global MBF) and left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) in 104 patients with HC without significant coronary artery disease, using (13)NH3-PET...
September 15, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
Walter H Reinhart
The hematocrit (Hct) determines the oxygen carrying capacity of blood, but also increases blood viscosity and thus flow resistance. From this dual role the concept of an optimum Hct for tissue oxygenation has been derived. Viscometric studies using the ratio Hct/blood viscosity at high shear rate showed an optimum Hct of 50-60% for red blood cell (RBC) suspensions in plasma. For the perfusion of an artificial microvascular network with 5-70μm channels the optimum Hct was 60-70% for high driving pressures. With lower shear rates or driving pressures the optimum Hct shifted towards lower values...
October 21, 2016: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
Arun Gopi, Placid Sebastian, C D Ramakrishna
Isolated ventricular noncompaction (IVNC) is an unclassified cardiomyopathy characterized by prominent intraventricular trabeculations separated by deep intertrabecular recesses. Although microvascular dysfunction is known, myocardial infarction is rare and usually seen as a consequence of coincidental coronary artery disease. We report the case of a 19-year-old male patient who presented to us with symptoms and signs of heart failure. Echocardiography revealed IVNC with severe left ventricular dysfunction...
September 2016: Indian Heart Journal
Gee-Hee Kim, Chul-Min Kim, Bo-Hyun Jang, Hyeong-Han Lee, Solim Hong, Sang-Hoon Eum, Howook Jeon, Donggyu Moon
A 58-year-old man had been diagnosed with non-obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCMP) according to echocardiography findings 16 years ago. Echocardiography showed ischemic cardiomyopathy (CMP)-like features with decreased systolic function but a non-dilated chamber. Coronary angiography was performed but showed a normal coronary artery. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed multifocal transmural and subepicardial delayed-enhancing areas at the anteroseptal, septal, and inferoseptal left ventricular (LV) wall, and wall thinning and decreased motion of the anteroseptal LV wall...
September 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound
Takumi Higuma, Tsunenari Soeda, Masahiro Yamada, Takashi Yokota, Hiroaki Yokoyama, Kei Izumiyama, Fumie Nishizaki, Yoshiyasu Minami, Lei Xing, Erika Yamamoto, Hang Lee, Ken Okumura, Ik-Kyung Jang
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate if residual thrombus burden after aspiration thrombectomy affects the outcomes of primary percutaneous coronary intervention in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). BACKGROUND: Recent studies failed to show clinical benefit of aspiration thrombectomy in STEMI patients. This might be due to insufficient removal of thrombus at the culprit lesion. METHODS: A total of 109 STEMI patients who underwent aspiration thrombectomy followed by stenting within 24 h from symptom onset were included...
October 10, 2016: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
Mohamed F Lutfi
Previous studies assessing effect of ischemia on ventricular repolarization are mostly directed toward patients with coronary artery disease (CAD); however, similar reports on cardiac syndrome X (CSX) are scarce. Whether microvascular dysfunction of CSX and ischemia induced by CAD produce comparable effect on ventricular repolarization is unclear and deserve further studies. In the present study, ECG measures of ventricular repolarization were compared between CAD and CSX patients (40 subjects in each group)...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
Yuji Odaka, Jun Takahashi, Ryuji Tsuburaya, Kensuke Nishimiya, Kiyotaka Hao, Yasuharu Matsumoto, Kenta Ito, Yasuhiko Sakata, Satoshi Miyata, Daisuke Manita, Yuji Hirowatari, Hiroaki Shimokawa
AIMS: Although the importance of coronary microvascular dysfunction (CMD) has been emerging, reliable biomarkers for CMD remain to be developed. We examined the potential usefulness of plasma concentration of serotonin to diagnose CMD in patients with suspected angina and unobstructive coronary arteries. METHODS AND RESULTS: We enrolled 198 consecutive patients (M/F 116/82, 60.2 ± 13.3 years old) who underwent acetylcholine provocation test and measured plasma serotonin concentration...
October 2, 2016: European Heart Journal
Daniel J DelloStritto, Pritam Sinharoy, Patrick J Connell, Joseph N Fahmy, Holly C Cappelli, Charles K Thodeti, Werner J Geldenhuys, Derek S Damron, Ian N Bratz
We demonstrated previously that TRPV1-dependent regulation of coronary blood flow (CBF) is disrupted in diabetes. Further, we have shown that endothelial TRPV1 is differentially regulated, ultimately leading to the inactivation of TRPV1, when exposed to a prolonged pathophysiological oxidative environment. This environment has been shown to increase lipid peroxidation byproducts including 4-Hydroxynonenal (4-HNE). 4-HNE is notorious for producing protein post-translation modification (PTM) via reactions with the amino acids: cysteine, histidine and lysine...
September 25, 2016: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
Jie Lin, Lei Zhang, Mingming Zhang, Jianqiang Hu, Tingting Wang, Yu Duan, Wanrong Man, Bin Wu, Jiaxu Feng, Lei Sun, Congye Li, Rongqing Zhang, Haichang Wang, Dongdong Sun
Cardiovascular complications account for a substantial proportion of morbidity and mortality in diabetic patients. Abnormalities of cardiac microvascular endothelial cells (CMECs) lead to impaired cardiac microvascular vessel integrity and subsequent cardiac dysfunction, underlining the importance of coronary microvascular dysfunction. In this study, experimental diabetes models were constructed using Mst1 transgenic, Mst1 knockout and sirt1 knockout mice. Diabetic Mst1 transgenic mice exhibited impaired cardiac microvessel integrity and decreased cardiac function...
September 29, 2016: Scientific Reports
A Dias, E Franco, S Janzer, Nikoloz Koshkelashvili, V Bhalla, Manolo Rubio, Sarah Amanullah, Kathy Hebert, Vincent M Figueredo
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TTS) is a peculiar clinical condition often affecting postmenopausal women after a stressful trigger. The underlying mechanisms have not been completely elucidated but several hypotheses have been advanced, with catecholamine cardiotoxicity, microvascular dysfunction and coronary artery spasm each suggested to play a role. The incidence of stroke after TTS appears to range from 0% to 7.7%, and interestingly TTS has been described as both a cause and a complication of stroke. We sought to assess the incidence and predictors of stroke during the index event (peri-index event stroke) in a heterogeneous TTS population...
July 2016: Functional Neurology
Venkata Anudeep, Kolar Vishwanath Vinod, Nandini Pandit, Vivek Kumar Sharma, Halanaik Dhanapathi, Tarun Kumar Dutta, Akkilagunta Sujiv
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Upper gastrointestinal symptoms are more prevalent among type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients. The prevalence of delayed gastric emptying (GE) and factors predictive of it have not been studied in Indian T2DM patients and the present study aimed to study the same. METHODS: This hospital-based cross-sectional study involved adult (age between 18 and 65 years) outpatients with T2DM of ≥5-year duration. Measurements of GE of a labelled standardized solid rice idli meal by gastric emptying scintigraphy (GES), symptoms of delayed GE (by standardized questionnaire) and autonomic function by cardiovascular autonomic function tests (AFTs) were carried out...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
A Dias, E Franco, S Janzer, Nikoloz Koshkelashvili, V Bhalla, Manolo Rubio, Sarah Amanullah, Kathy Hebert, Vincent M Figueredo
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TTS) is a peculiar clinical condition often affecting postmenopausal women after a stressful trigger. The underlying mechanisms have not been completely elucidated but several hypotheses have been advanced, with catecholamine cardiotoxicity, microvascular dysfunction and coronary artery spasm each suggested to play a role. The incidence of stroke after TTS appears to range from 0% to 7.7%, and interestingly TTS has been described as both a cause and a complication of stroke. We sought to assess the incidence and predictors of stroke during the index event (peri-index event stroke) in a heterogeneous TTS population...
September 26, 2016: Functional Neurology
Tomonori Akasaka, Daisuke Sueta, Yuichiro Arima, Noriaki Tabata, Seiji Takashio, Yasuhiro Izumiya, Eiichiro Yamamoto, Megumi Yamamuro, Kenichi Tsujita, Sunao Kojima, Koichi Kaikita, Ayami Kajiwara, Kazunori Morita, Kentaro Oniki, Junji Saruwatari, Kazuko Nakagawa, Yasuhiro Ogata, Kunihiko Matsui, Seiji Hokimoto
BACKGROUND: Categorization as a cytochrome P450 (CYP) 2C19 poor metabolizer (PM) is reported to be an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs) are metabolites of arachidonic acid by CYP2C19 epoxygenases and anti-inflammatory properties, especially in microvascular tissues. We examined the impact of CYP2C19 polymorphisms and EETs on microvascular angina (MVA) caused by coronary microvascular dysfunction. METHODS AND RESULTS: We examined CYP2C19 genotypes in patients with MVA (n=71) and healthy subjects as control (n=71)...
September 23, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
Salima Qamruddin
BACKGROUND: Stress echocardiography is an integral test in the cardiac diagnostic laboratory and has high sensitivity and specificity. Despite the excellent specificity of stress echocardiography, we continue to see a subset of patients with false-positive tests (defined as <50% diameter stenosis on subsequent coronary angiography). These false-positive findings present a management challenge because it remains unclear if and how to treat these patients. METHODS: This article reviews relevant clinical studies and their outcomes...
2016: Ochsner Journal
Geneviève Doyon, Dennis Bruemmer
Endothelial dysfunction and impaired vascular relaxation represent a common cause of microvascular disease in patients with diabetes. Although multiple mechanisms underlying altered endothelial cell function in diabetes have been described, there is currently no specific and approved pharmacological treatment. In this edition of Clinical Science, Morales-Cano et al. characterize voltage-dependent K(+) (Kv) channels as genes regulated by pharmacological activation of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-b/d (PPARb/d)...
October 1, 2016: Clinical Science (1979-)
Kyoung-Ha Park, Tao Sun, Felipe Diez-Delhoyo, Zhi Liu, Shi-Wei Yang, Ryan J Lennon, Joerg Herrmann, Rajiv Gulati, Martin Rodriguez-Porcel, Lilach O Lerman, Amir Lerman
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The vasa vasorum (VV) plays a role in the initial phase of atherosclerosis, and abnormalities in microvascular function may be sensitive measures of the early development of atherosclerosis. The current study was designed to access the association between coronary microvascular function and VV density in patients undergoing cardiac catheterization. METHODS: Twenty-four patients with early coronary artery disease underwent endothelium-dependent (coronary blood flow, CBF) and endothelium-independent (coronary flow velocity reserve, CFVR) coronary microvascular function testing, and optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging of the left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD)...
October 2016: Atherosclerosis
Shawn B Bender, Vincent J de Beer, Darla L Tharp, Douglas K Bowles, M Harold Laughlin, Daphne Merkus, Dirk J Duncker
Accelerated development of coronary atherosclerosis is a defining characteristic of familial hypercholesterolemia (FH). However, the recent data highlight a significant cardiovascular risk prior to the development of critical coronary stenosis. We, therefore, examined the hypothesis that FH produces coronary microvascular dysfunction and impairs coronary vascular control at rest and during exercise in a swine model of FH. Coronary vascular responses to drug infusions and exercise were examined in chronically instrumented control and FH swine...
November 2016: Basic Research in Cardiology
Tor S Clemmensen, Henning Mølgaard, Niels F Andersen, Steen Baerentzen, Jens Soerensen, Steen H Poulsen
The present case illustrates the diagnostic challenges in symptomatic patients with heart failure of unknown etiology. The patients were previously diagnosed with κ-light chain amyloidosis without cardiac involvement. Echocardiography showed heart failure with mildly reduced ejection fraction but no signs of amyloidosis. Coronary angiogram showed normal arteries and 11C-PIB positron emission tomography was negative for amyloid deposits. Exercise testing revealed severe heart failure and reduced coronary flow velocity reserve...
September 7, 2016: Echocardiography
J P Borges, G O Lopes, V Verri, M P Coelho, P M C Nascimento, D A Kopiler, E Tibirica
Evaluation of microvascular endothelial function is essential for investigating the pathophysiology and treatment of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. Although laser speckle contrast imaging technology is well accepted as a noninvasive methodology for assessing microvascular endothelial function, it has never been used to compare male patients with coronary artery disease with male age-matched healthy controls. Thus, the aim of this study was to determine whether laser speckle contrast imaging could be used to detect differences in the systemic microvascular functions of patients with established cardiovascular disease (n=61) and healthy age-matched subjects (n=24)...
September 1, 2016: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
Girum Mekonnen, Salim S Hayek, Puja K Mehta, Qunna Li, Ernestine Mahar, Liping Mou, Tanya S Kenkre, John W Petersen, Babak Azarbal, Bruce Samuels, R David Anderson, Tara Sedlak, Melody Zaya, Megha Agarwal, Afsaneh Haftbaradaran, Margo Minissian, Eileen Handberg, Carl J Pepine, Christopher R Cogle, C Noel Bairey Merz, Edmund K Waller, Arshed A Quyyumi
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Ischemia stimulates a reparative response resulting in mobilization of circulating progenitor cells (CPCs). We hypothesized that women with chronic myocardial ischemia from coronary microvascular disease (CMD) will mobilize CPCs. METHODS: In 123 women with ischemic symptoms and signs but no obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) enrolled in the Women's Ischemia Syndrome Evaluation - Coronary Vascular Dysfunction Study (WISE-CVD), we measured coronary flow reserve (CFR) in response to intracoronary adenosine...
October 2016: Atherosclerosis
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